Volleyball | 03/15/2021

Lady Mats Handle Tough Road Test at Pima

Team Score
Arizona Western College 3
Pima Community College 0

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TUCSON, Ariz---Fresh off a major sweep, the Arizona Western Matadors (6-8 overall) handled their first test of a busy week by sweeping the Pima Aztecs (0-1 overall) in a non-conference match Monday night at the Aztec Gymnasium.

Seven different hitters registered at least four kills and the Matadors combined for 10 blocks on the night.

The Matadors trailed at the start, beginning the opening three points, before pulling with one at 8-7. Jerica Vele’s service run fired up the Matadors as she delivered four straight aces before Pima took a timeout.

Pamela Durazo powered the attack in the middle section as the Matadors would build a sizable lead before closing out the first set on a Durazo kill, 25-19.

The Mats continued to apply pressure in the second set with a host of contributors. Durazo, Naomy Vergez and Patrycja Rykala helped stoke the Matador lead. Arizona Western took the second set 25-17.

The third set was very back and forth, with Pima taking a 14-12 lead, before the Matadors fought their way to a 25-21 win for the sweep.

Rykala led the way with 7 kills while Vergez, Durazo and Tylor Iosua each added six. Constanza Silva contributed five kills and Anny Montano finished with four.

Arizona Western will continue on the road Wednesday night, heading to Thatcher to take on Eastern Arizona at 7:00pm in the Gitteau Gymnasium. The game will be streamed by Eastern Arizona.

The Matadors return home on Friday to host Pima in another non-conference match.

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